Had a busy last week, but things are looking better now. Here are some links I should’ve posted sooner:
In addition to some information on the upcoming releases from Chang Kiha & The Faces, Violet Sweets also offers some details on the recent changes in lineup: The present situation of Jang Gi Ha and The Faces
Fine label Electric Muse too offered some more insight into some upcoming releases during last week. In November the ’70s group sound influenced Bihang Girl will release its debut EP, and some time during next year we can expect Big Baby Driver and Telefly to release their first albums; Atombook and Oyster Boys to release their second albums; and Dringe Augh to release his second EP.
Via Omona They Didn’t! I came across a 10Asia interview with jazz pop band Winterplay:
- [INTERVIEW] Fusion jazz band Winterplay – Part 1
- [INTERVIEW] Fusion jazz band Winterplay – Part 2
The same interview has also been translated to Portuguese over at sarangingayo: [ENTREVISTA] Winterplay fala sobre carreira e como faz seu jazz
wassereis has translated a really nice Daum interview with highly recommended pop punk/rock act Yellow Monsters, where we get to learn how this super band formed and where those heavy riffs come from: [Interview] Yellow Monsters (Daum Music)
A couple of weeks old already, but I didn’t notice till today: K.O.A. Zine has published yet another great interview! This time Joseph Kim has been talking to Jong-Seok Lee of shoegazer act Vidulgi OoyoO: Vidulgi Ooyoo: Pigeon Milk & the Fountain of Youth
Electronica duo will make a return with fifth full lenght album Tender on October 20, but already one track from the album is sold online. The 14 track strong tracklist includes a hidden track and a Fanny Fink remix of Your Song, the main track off last year’s Your Songs EP. Of further interest is a song called 나의 하루 나의 밤 featuring My Aunt Mary vocalist Thomas Cook and 놓아줘, where former Roller Coaster vocalist Joe Won Sun participates.
Following a digital single, 연가시, last year and first EP 33060 released end of April this year, modern rock band Hlin returned with a second EP called Remanent on October 7. Highly recommended music for any Nell fan!
In April this year, back when I couldn’t really update as much as I should, sweet indie pop/modern folk band Standing Egg released a self-titled EP that seemed relatively successful. The three songs all got their own music videos (사랑한다는 말 : Lalala : Kiss) and one of them was also the target for an Indie To Go session ([Indie2Go#046] Standing Egg “Kiss”). Luminosity has a profile if you want to learn more about the trio: [Profile] Standing Egg.
August 18, Standing Egg’s vocalist Clover released a two track digital single called 어느 파도, and a week ago – on October 7 – it was released on CD. Both lovely songs can be streamed from Standing Egg’s MySpace, and there’s a music video for the title track. The other song on the single is called 붉은 달 and features bossa nova girl Sorri.